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David Arola

May 3, 1957-April 11, 2010

David K. Arola, 52, of Crystal, Minn., died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at his home, following a four-year battle with cancer.

David was born on May 3, 1957 in Minneapolis, the beloved son of Stella and Harvey Arola. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local No. 49 of Minneapolis.

Surviving David are his parents; brothers Bruce (Kerry) Arola and Jeffrey (Rita) Arola); nieces and nephews Melissa, Brian, Matthew, Erek and Kyle Arola; aunts, uncles, many cousins, extended family and friends; as well as his canine companion, Daisy.

His grandparents preceded him in death.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, April 16 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5005 Northwest Blvd., Plymouth, Minn., with interment at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17 in Gethsemane Lutheran Cemetery, Snellman.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 3888 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale, Minn., and one hour prior to Friday's services at the church.

Memorials are preferred sent to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church or to the family.

Gearty-Delmore Funeral Home is providing arrangements.